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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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We're still getting all bundled-up at Jingle Belles - making cards with lots of layers. This week I went with Tim Holtz Products for my bundled-up design. My paper layers are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Christmas Paper Stash... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland shenanigans: I'm a Sweet Cornbread fan (especially with spicy Ham & Beans) My pantry is perpetually unorganized Mushroom Pasta Sauce looks so good I love Seasonal Eating I like my Pasta Salads creamy love all of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This weekend when I was hunting for one of several things I managed to misplace, I found sheets of vintage car illustrations that Lauren had gifted to me. She has made so many fabulous paper-crafting projects featuring the cars (including... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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When I first saw the Hero Arts Lifestyle Dies, they really didn't interest me ... and then they had to go and release RBG Dies, and you know I had to have them. I decided her Black & White profile... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This morning I went to an art class this morning at DKW Gallery to learn how to use Art Pastels to draw a pig. This was our inspiration. We thankfully had stencil to trace for the main shape. Then we... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This week's Jingle Belles Prompt is All Bundled Up where we're asking you to use lots of layers on your card design. I grabbed the remaining papers in my stash from the long-discontinued BasicGrey Evergreen Collection and layered six of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Come join me at The Ink Pad Blog today where I share a step-by-step instructions of my process for creating this Mixed Media piece that is my Ode to New York City featuring Michelle Ward Stencils and Tiny Manhole Cover... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland fun: Strawberry Cornmeal Griddle Cakes look like Spring Do you dream of a backyard swing (shown) Rhubarb Poppy Seed Cake I read Man's Search for Meaning in my college philosophy class ... imagine this is your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I have always been a fan of Winnie the Pooh and friends, so when I was at a local bookstore and saw a book of card ideas that included a Winnie the Pooh stamp set, ephemera and coordinating papers, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Looking out across my June card needs, the first things that pops out is Father's Day. I started with some mustache inspiration from the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge to make a Father's Day Card. Next I played Tic Tac Toe with... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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What an absolutely gorgeous day we have in Eastern Iowa. We've been on two walks already today and will likely take a third. You have to take advantage of sunny days in the 70's. I decided it was the perfect... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Today's Jingle Belles BLING card is brought to you by Prima Say It in Pearls Spring Flower Branch (remember, embellishments don't have to be holiday to use on a holiday card). I adhered the branch on top of a piece... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland discoveries: I would love to try these Crispy Baked Zucchini Curls I also want to try to the NY Times Cinnamon Toast love Guy Goodwin's art No-Churn Oreo Ice Cream I'm Not Really A Waitress was... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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The May PinkFresh Studio Challenge is anything goes with Inspiration from this picture and colors. I used those colors (except for yellow) with the new PinkFresh Studio Floral Focus Stamp & Coordinating Stencils. I added a sticker sentiment together with... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Growing-up, the Periwinkle Crayon was always one of my favorites, so I had to joint the Periwinkle Challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge. Strangely enough, finding Periwinkle crafting supplies in my studio proved a bit more challenge. I did find... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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This week's Waffle Flower Challenge is Travel Around the World. For me travel is almost always (at least in part) about the food, so I chose three images from the Waffle Flower Food Adventure Set that are foods my Sister... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw this week's sketch at the Inspire Create Challenge, I really liked how several of the design team members used combinations of designer paper. Rather than use papers from a single collection, I challenged myself to go through... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
the deco arches stencil makes such a cool background
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The current #staycraftywithhero challenge is all about fun in the sun. And if you're a little boy (or a big boy who still thinks he's a little bow), what's more fun in the sun than playing with bugs. I used... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're getting all blingy with it at Jingle Belles. That means we're making cards that incorporate jewels, gem, beads, pearls, glitter, stickles or anything sparkly. Add a little or a lot, but do come and show us how your holidays... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of fun finds in blogland: I'm not Languishing, I'm Dormant Peanut Butter & Jam Cobbler Detox Water looks refreshing (shown) Fun Perspective Photography have you ever made a Dutch Baby? When I see these Treehouse Hotels, all I... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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It feels like forever since I shared a travel post. We just returned from Time in Missouri for a visit with my family. The trip began with a Sister Day in Springfield, Missouri. We started with breakfast at Van Gogh's... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I’ve been enjoying a few days away visiting with family. Yesterday we had a pizza picnic in the park with my sister, Mom and her Mom (my Gran). I sure hope I have those genes. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still creating vintage inspired designs at Jingle Belles this week. I still had a collection of vintage papers on my studio from the college I made in my Art Journal for Wanderlust, so I decided to create another vintage... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: Tips for better Vitamin D absorption Peach Cobbler French Toast Bake I certainly don't need another artsy hobby, but I've been wanting to embroider again (my grandma and I used to embroider tea towels... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling